Eye exams are available by Independent Doctors of Optometry inside or next to your nearest Eyemart Express, Vision4Less, VisionMart Express and Eyewear Express.
Optometrists are state-licensed healthcare professionals that provide primary eye care services. They examine, diagnose eye and retinal diseases; and treat vision conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. In addition, most optometrists are trained to provide the following services:
- Management of eye diseases
- Diagnosis of related systemic conditions
- Contact lens fitting
- Identification of other vision problems
What to Expect
Eye exams are a quick and easy process that should be performed annually, as your vision may change over time and an exam can detect serious health issues such as diabetes.
During your eye exam, your Independent Doctor of Optometry might ask you general questions about your health and lifestyle in order to gain insight into your vision needs. The eye exam will measure:
- Your general eye health
- Your overall vision
- Your color vision and depth perception
- Any indications of potential problems (i.e. glaucoma, retinal issues, cataracts)
Have your optometrist explain your exam results to you so that you know how your vision has changed over time. If your optometrist discovers any complications or early indicators of potential problems, they may refer you to an appropriate specialist. Your prescription will be good for 1-2 years (depending on your state). You should schedule another visit within the next year because your vision needs may change.
If You Need Glasses
If your exam indicates that you need eyeglasses or contact lenses, the optometrist will provide you with a prescription. Glasses and contact lenses require different prescriptions, so be sure your doctor is aware of your preference. Be sure that your doctor includes pupillary distance with your prescription. If your prescription does not include pupillary distance, just stop by our store and we can help you.
When you are ready to select eyewear, bring your glasses prescription into your nearest Eyemart Express, Vision4Less, VisionMart Express or Eyewear Express, or have it handy when you are shopping online at eyemartexpress.com.